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Sunday, June 26, 2016

DIY: Peppermint foot scrub

June 26, 2016 1 Comments
Hello everyone!

Cracked heels, also known as heel fissures, are a common foot problem, particularly during the warmer months when people like to wear sandals and flip flops.  Some of the causes of cracked heels are dry air, lack of moisture, improper foot care, prolonged standing on hard floors and wearing the wrong types of shoes.

There are several ways to heal cracked heels at home (read this); using a good foot scrub is one of them.  So today I want to share a simple, 3-ingredient recipe for an all-natural foot scrub.  Check it out!

  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 12-15 drops peppermint essential oil

  1. Place the coconut oil in a medium sized bowl.  Coconut oil melts at about 24 °C (76 °F) - To melt the oil, simply immerse the bottom of the bowl in hot water for a couple of minutes.
  2. Add in the sugar and essential oil and stir until evenly combined.
  3. Store into an air-tight jar.

Use two to three times every week, in the shower or after soaking your feet in a basin of warm water for 10 minutes. 

Other scrubs you might be interested in checking out:

What's your favourite DIY scrub?

Thursday, June 09, 2016

The history and psychology of hair colour

June 09, 2016 2 Comments
Hello everyone!

ver a year ago I wrote a post titled A typical brunette? in which I mentioned common stereotypes about hair colour.  
Numerous stereotypes associated with our hair colour, texture and style still exist today.  Salons Direct created an infographic which looks deeper into the history and psychology of hair colour.  

They've taken a look at the stereotypes surrounding hair colour and have worked with a leading colour psychologist to examine these stereotypes.  They have also conducted a research and found some very interesting results supporting these preconceptions, including:

• Brunettes are considered more intelligent
• Blondes are considered the most attractive
• Redheads were seen to be the feistiest

Check it out:

Via Salons Direct 

What colour is your hair?  Do you fit the stereotype of your hair colour?  Leave a comment below!